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Meaning of “latter-day” in the English Dictionary

"latter-day" in British English

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latter-dayadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈlæt.ə.deɪ/  us   /ˈlæt̬.ɚ-/
used to refer to a ​person or thing that is ​similar to someone or something that ​existed in the past: the ​evilactions of a latter-day Caligula
(Definition of latter-day from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"latter-day" in American English

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latter-dayadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlæt̬·ər ˌdeɪ/
being a new or ​recentform of a ​person or thing from the past: He ​acts like a latter-day ​cowboyarmed with ​ideas. Latter-day can also ​mean of the ​presenttime: To many journalists, his ​stand against the ​newspaper made him a latter-day ​hero.
(Definition of latter-day from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “latter-day”
in Chinese (Simplified) (与过去的人或事物)相像的, 当今的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (與過去的人或事物)相像的, 當今的…
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